Posted on May 17, 2018
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Ive looked for the regulation for a hour and couldn't find it. If simeone could point me into the right direction, that woild be great.
P.S. my 1st SGT was talking to me this morning, 20180517, that the regulation for paternity leave may have been updated.
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DoD Instruction 1327.06
"Paternity Leave. A married member on active duty whose spouse gives birth to a child shall receive 10 days of non-chargeable leave of absence to be used in connection with the birth of the child. This absence should be taken consecutively and within a reasonable amount of time following the birth." (p. 17, Sec. K [Non-Chargeable Leave], Para. 5 [Paternity Leave]) "...Additionally, Service members are authorized to combine a paternity leave of absence with R&R. The actual leave period at the R&R destination shall be charged to the Service member's leave account, except for the 10-day paternity leave of absence." (p. 16, Sec. J [Chargeable Leave], Para. 9 [R&R Leave], Subparagraph (d)) - particularly relevant to deployed soldiers!

https://www.bamc.amedd.army.mil/departments/obgyn/perinatal/docs/Paternity%20Leave%20Policies.pdf
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Capt Daniel Goodman
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By the way, congratulations, lol...if I had a box of cigars, I'd send it, my wife and I met too late, lol....
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This is what there is out there about paternity leave:

https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/01/24/dod-paternity-leave-policy-still-up-in-the-air/

"In 2016, DoD asked Congress to approve an increase of paternity leave from 10 to 14 days. But in the law, which went into effect with the 2017 defense budget, Congress set the maximum number of allotted days at 21. For individual services to be able to put their own new policy in place, DoD must first set the standard."

"“I think there’s going to be dialog...about that — we think that 14 days is about the right time,” said Command Sergeant Major John Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a Jan. 23 roundtable of Military Times reporters and editors. "

I can't get to it on HRC but there was a page that said it's still 10 days parental leave for married male Soldiers. Unmarried males don't get paternity leave (may be commander discretion though possibly). It has to be used within 45 days of birth.

I'm pretty sure someone else just asked about this if you search parental or paternity leave on here.
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